Comic 253 - Rain Delay 11

5th Sep 2012, 1:35 AM in Rain Delay
Rain Delay 11
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Jocelyn 5th Sep 2012, 1:35 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
Introducing “Rain Delay”: goofy little gag comics to keep you entertained while I work on the legit stuff. (Last derailing. Seriously, Chapter 11 next post!)


"This Party's Boopin"
Not really a joke, as much as an excuse to use some of the fake game titles I've come up with over the past year and a half or so for this comic. About half of them were, however, made up exclusively for this strip (ironically, making Rudy's comment very accurate).

I should add that I will be extremely impressed if anyone can figure out every last one (and the origin of the title, for that matter). Many of the parodies are based (largely, albeit not entirely) on my own old Super Nintendo collection which consisted of both very mainstream and very obscure titles. Hint: A thesaurus might help in some cases.


"(Fe)mail"
This may actually be my least favorite Rain Delay to date. The joke - intended to play on Chanel's discomfort around boys - comes off a lot more mean on paper than it sounded in my head. To go a little further, that meanness just seems out of a character for her. She's not really mean.

But I've doomed myself to two 4koma shorts per Rain Delay, and I had no other (good) ideas, so I stuck with it. I guess I probably shouldn't be so hung up on whether or not these non-canon strips are in character though. Especially considering other Rain Delays have featured everything from Maria giving Rain a death threat, to Puddle being a (particularly skilled) gamer, to Emily controlling the passage of time.


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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Nightsky 5th Sep 2012, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
Nightsky
You can see Chanel's smiling in the last panel, so it doesn't come off as mean as you think. ^_^
CyberSkull 5th Sep 2012, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
CyberSkull
I'm fairly sure I can name all the real equivalents to those games.
BetweenARock 6th Sep 2012, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
I think I can tell some of them. I hope I got these right. Let's see:

1. Super Mario World
2. Super Mario Kart
3. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
4. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
5. Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3
6. Chrono Trigger (?)
7. Mega Man
8. Harvest Moon
9. ?
10. ?
11. ?
12. Earthbound
13. Earthworm Jim
14. ?
15. ?
16. Breath of Fire 1 and 2
17. Jurassic Park
18. ?
19. Street Fighter II
20. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
21. ?
22. Star Fox
Jocelyn 9th Sep 2012, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@BetweenARock

Everything that you've guessed is correct so far. Nicely done. ^_^
j-eagle12212012 6th Oct 2012, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
8. Final Fantasy 2 and 3
and 9 super obscure game "Illusions of Gia" great game
j-eagle12212012 6th Oct 2012, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
opps i ment 9 and 10
Guest 22nd Sep 2014, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
14: Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
15: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals

These totally threw me at first, but these are actually my favorite RPGs I think.
Faelyn 10th May 2015, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Donkey Kong Country 1 2 and 3
Chrono Trigger
Mega Man
Harvest Moon
Final Fantasy 2 and 3
Illusion of Gaia
Kirby Super Star
Earthbound
Earthworm Jim
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals
Breath of Fire 1 and 2
Jurassic Park
The Jungle Book??
Street Fighter 2
Might Morphin Power Rangers
Super Metroid?? Inspector Gadget???
Star Fox
AliJ5533 8th Sep 2012, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
AliJ5533
Is... is that a Game Grumps reference?
If so, then you, madam, have won so many internets.
Jocelyn 9th Sep 2012, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@AliJ5533

It is indeed. I love me some Game Groomps. XD
Castiel 16th Sep 2015, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
You are officially my favorite person, ever.
Alice 3rd Dec 2014, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
My face when nintendo actually used the name hilda in a zelda title
Lex-Kat 17th Nov 2016, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
Lex-Kat
1. Super Mario World (BetweenARock)
2. Super Mario Kart (BetweenARock)
3. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (BetweenARock)
4. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (BetweenARock)
5. Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3 (BetweenARock)
6. Chrono Trigger (BetweenARock)
7. Mega Man 7 (BetweenARock)
8. Harvest Moon (BetweenARock)
9. Final Fantasy 2 & 3 (j-eagle1222012)
10. Illusion of Gaia (j-eagle1222012)
11. Kirby Super Star (Faelyn)
12. Earthbound (BetweenARock)
13. Earthworm Jim (BetweenARock)
14. Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (Guest)
15. Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals (Guest)
16. Breath of Fire 1 and 2 (BetweenARock)
17. Jurassic Park (BetweenARock)
18. The 7th Saga (Lex-Kat)
19. Street Fighter II (BetweenARock)
20. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (BetweenARock)
21. Paladin's Quest, Cyber Spin, or Robotrek ?? (Lex-Kat?)
22. Star Fox (BetweenARock)
Some Ed 12th Jun 2017, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
With the huge pile of letters from non-boys Chanel has, and her interest in people who aren't boys, why wouldn't she throw away the ones from boys?
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